Anthony Cummings BIG GUNS TO RAMP UP SPRING CAMPAIGNS
Spring has sprung and the excitement is building here at Leilani Lodge as some of our stable stars prepare to ramp up their Spring Carnival campaigns in the coming weeks.
Talented mares LIBERTINI and MIZZY are set to step out in a barrier trial tomorrow in what marks a key hit-out ahead of their Spring campaigns.
MIZZY is likely to head towards the $500,000 Group 2 The Shorts at Randwick on September 19 ahead of a possible tilt at the $15 Million The Everest, while LIBERTINI may target the $1 Million Group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on September 25 for her first-up assignment.
Trainer Anthony Cummings caught up with Sky Racing’s Richard Haynes at trackwork this week to discuss the latest on our stable stars.
VANCOUVER YOUNGSTERS CONTINUE TO SHINE
The progeny of Coolmore stallion VANCOUVER continue to shine on the racetrack, highlighted by Saturday’s impressive 3YO Moonee Valley Stakes winner NIGHT RAID.
We have a trio of exciting 2YOs by VANCOUVER coming through our system who are educated, broken-in and ready to go!
They all took another important step on the road towards the racetrack when they stepped out at the Randwick jump outs last FRIDAY!
VANCOUVER x PAPER ROUND
2YO BAY COLT
BOBS / INGLIS
By exciting young sire VANCOUVER, who has already had 4 Stakes performers from his first two-year-olds to hit the racetrack including talented gallopers POSTCODE and VANGELIC. Out of a Street Cry mare with a pedigree full of black type performers including Champion UK 3 year-old filly ISLINGTON and Melbourne Cup winner FIORENTE.
This colt was a bargain in Anthony’s opinion and he was delighted to snap him up at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. A colt with size, scope & strength, he is very exciting and will continue to improve over time.
VANCOUVER x BOND
2YO GREY/BROWN FILLY
BOBS / MAGIC MILLIONS
By Champion two-year-old and Golden Slipper winning first season sire VANCOUVER out of a half sister to two-time Group 1 winner VIRAGE DE FORTUNE. This filly’s pedigree is outstanding as she will always have residual value.
Broken in to the delight of horseman Greg Bennett, she has a perfect temperament and very impressive action. She will come to Leilani Lodge in the coming days to begin light work and get to know her surroundings.
VANCOUVER x BULLE DE CHAMPAGNE
2YO BAY FILLY
BOBS / MAGIC MILLIONS
By Champion two-year-old and Golden Slipper winning first season sire VANCOUVER out of a half-sister to 8-time Group 1 winner and Australian Champion miler CONTRIBUTER. This filly is broken in and will very shortly join the stables at Randwick.
If a filly with stamina in her blood is what you are looking for, then this filly is for you! Out of a mare by HURRICANE RUN, this filly is closey related to CONTRIBUTER who was a dual GR 1 winner over a mile. A filly who moves beautifully, and has an abundance of class and quality, Anthony was delighted to secure her at the Magic Millions in January.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR SHARE BACK PROMOTION
All of the above horses and all horses on Thoroughbred Sales are eligible for the “Win Your Share Back” Promotion